Ratings based on 91 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by Stew & Sandie from Southampton, UK
The Boat House Studios - Kamari
Posted Jan 12, 2013
Pros: Location, friendliness and cleanliness
A brilliant base from which to explore Kamari and the rest of this lovely island. Very close to the beach and the atmospheric promenade with its beautiful shops and restaurants. Maria and her staff were excellent hosts and really did everything they could to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. We will most certainly be returning!
by Elizabeth from orange county
Amazing location & great staff
Posted Jan 29, 2013
Pros: Big rooms, good breakfast, amazing staff and owners, GREAT location.
Location: Food food food, office for boat tours to volcanoe, scooter and quad rental offices close by to drive around island. Wineries not too far up the road.
We went for the first part of our honeymoon and loved it! We had two weeks of traveling left to do and almost cancelled it to stay here longer. The staff is a lovely family, the bartender is extremely entertaining and they couldn't be more accomidating. Our room was nice and big, the hotel is right across the stree from the beach, and the pool is so relaxing! You are on the beach strip with so many restaurants to choose from (but the best is the one owned by the hotel's owners- Ya Mas). If you are debating on what side of the island to stay on don't! This hotel is perfect and is in the best spot. It's so nice that we ran into muktiple people who come every year. The most enjoyable part of our trip hands down. We felt like family!
by A verified traveler
Posted Jan 24, 2013
Location: Hotel is on the Beach Road and in a great location for beach, bars and restaurants
The owners were very friendly and welcoming from the time we arrived. Buffet breakfast was served at the poolside which was nice and food was very good. There are some rooms with sea views and some at the back of the hotel. We had a room at the back which was fine. The room was cleaned and tidied every day and overall we were very satisfied. Not a huge amount of room around the pool area in places but it was fairly quiet when we there so no problem. I would defintely recommend this hotel.
Posted Jan 9, 2012 on Hotels.com
Excellent services from the owner.
We enjoyed our stay!
Posted Jan 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
We enjoyed our stay at the Boathouse, because we were well looked after and the accommodation was just what we needed. The room had a fridge, for keeping the tonic cold, a bathroom with a shower that had a reasonable amount of water pressure (something that seems unusual in Santorini), plenty of wardrobe space and an adequate balcony for relaxing. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Breakfasts were great, with plenty of fruit, yoghurt, fresh meat and cheese, not to mention bread. Served outside on the patio, watching the sun rise over the sea was a great start to the day. It was a great location, far enough out of the centre to be quiet at night, but easy to walk to bars and restaurants. The beach was a twenty step walk from the outside of the hotel. The only tiny downside were the aeroplanes flying overhead, which we knew about before we booked, and soon learnt to treat as white noise. We hired a car, and although it was not possible to park the car outside the hotel, there was a public car park within east distance. The hosts were extremely helpful, and arranged to take us to the port at the end of our stay.
Right on the beach-front strip, but outdated
Posted Jan 11, 2012 on Hotels.com
Upon arriving at the hotel, the location was great, right across the boardwalk from the beach. Upon entering our room, the stench from the bathroom made us have to request another room. The new room was also ocean view, less the smell - initially. The beds were old and stiff, and the room was tight. AC threw off a bad smell. No wifi in room, so we had to spend much time looking at destinations and emailing down by their main office. I had to work while on vacation, so spent much time down there. A couple days on, apparently the wind shifted, as a crazy horrible smell came from our bathroom again, from the sewer pipes. the owner said that was normal, and nothing we could do about it. so we had to bare the next 2 days in an awful smelling room. Breakfast was typical, but i was very jealous of the next hotel over with a much nicer spread. The bathroom was kind of gross, as the whole thing got soaked when taking a shower, which made it feel even worse. Another horrible point is we were there for 4 days, and they never changed our sheets! The only soap in the room for shampoo, body, or anything, was a little pump soap on the sink. Overall, this is an inexpensive place for the budget traveler, but don't expect anything too nice and high quality here, beyond how nice the workers were. The owner was a super nice guy.
by Woodey from London
Posted Jan 4, 2012
Whilst the location is good the hotel is a little tired looking. The breakfast is quite good but a week of bacon and chipolotas leaves one yearning for beans on toast.
Posted Jan 3, 2012 on Hotels.com
Best Family Vacation...Best Customer Service!!!
Posted Jan 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
Best vacation ever!!! On the best part of Kamari Beach, restaurants everywhere...location, location, location!!!! Couldn't have chosen a better pleace! The staff was the owner and his wife and his daughters best friend Kaley(think spelledi it right_)...owner picked us up from airport and we were greeted very nicely Kaley. I was carrying my 20 month old so she helped my husband with the luggage! Amazing staff, breakfast was delicious and they treated my daughter like a princess, called her by her name...they'd give her fruits and pieces of cake throughout the day and made her little toys...she loved it...very helpful when deciding where to go in Santorini...feels like you're right at home...No TV which is great because there's so much to do on the Island!! At night we hung out by the bar with the owners and other guests and kids in the hotel...everyone was sooo nice on the island but you have to stay here because service was exceptional...this trip was beyond our expectations!!! Boathouse we will miss you but we will be back...thanks for a lifetime memory!!!
by A verified traveler
No hot water & No T.V.
Posted Jan 22, 2012
On the outside this hotel looks perfect and when we first entered our room, it seemed perfect too. We were given the family room with a sea view which was amazing. Also, the owners and staff were very polite and accomodating and they picked us up from the port and drove us there without any charge. The rides were very much appreciated and were a big plus to staying here. The location is very good, right across from the beach and the pool is very clean and really nice ot enjoy. The bed was comfortable but there are no T.V.'s in the rooms. Unfortunately, we had very uncomfortable cold showers every morning because their water system is heated by solar power. So, the hotel has abundant hot water bewteen 10am and 6pm when it is 30 degrees outside - because that's when you want hot water. I told Diane about the water issue and she did nothing to address it nor did she apologize for it. We've never stayed in a hotel that could not deliver hot water in the morning, not in 2012 anyway, perhaps a hostel though. Further, we like having air coniditioning but it is placed at head level beside the bed which made us freeze so we had to move the furniture around so we could sleep. We stayed here for 3 nights but unfortunately we would pick another place to stay if we stayed in Santorini again - one that could provide the basics like hot water. There are many many hotels to choose from in Santorini that provide the same ammenities as the Boathouse.